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Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Staff Transition

September 27, 2018
Dear Harvard College Students,
 
As we settle into the academic year, Harvard College continues its efforts to create an open and inclusive environment for each of you. I write today to update you on our efforts in this area, and to share important news regarding the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).
 
Many of you have gotten to know Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion...
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Harvard/Yale (The Game) Ticket Distribution Information

September 18, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,

As many of you may already know, the 135th playing of the Harvard/Yale football game will take place at historic Fenway Park on Saturday, November 17th at 12:00 PM. On behalf of Harvard Athletics, I am excited to share information about ticketing for The Game.

As with years past, we are delighted that all currently enrolled Harvard undergraduates will have the opportunity to claim an individual student ticket to The Game. There are some changes to ticket distribution this year, as dictated by Fenway Park, that we need to make...

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Preparing for a Safe Semester

September 4, 2018
Dear Harvard College Students,
 
I am delighted to welcome you back to campus. As we begin the fall term, I am writing to share a friendly reminder about important safety matters. Harvard College and the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) are committed to providing the Harvard community with a safe and secure environment, and you are crucial partners in that endeavor. It is important to remember that we are located in an urban setting. Therefore, we share many of the crime and safety issues that exist in any city. Please make sure you:
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Welcoming You Back for Another Great Year

August 21, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,
 
I hope you have enjoyed a relaxing and productive summer! It has been a busy couple of months for the faculty and staff here at Harvard College and we look forward to another outstanding academic year. As we make final preparations to welcome you back to campus, I am delighted to have the opportunity to update you on some of the recent work we have done, as well some new initiatives and upcoming events.
 
As you are aware from the...

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Recognition Process for Social Organizations

May 10, 2018
Dear Harvard College Students,

I am writing today to announce the College’s new social organization recognition process. As you know, Harvard College seeks to build a community where every student can thrive, and it does so on the foundation of a set of shared values including belonging, inclusion, and non-discrimination. Today’s announcement represents an important step in helping to ensure that we are building such a community.

The process draws upon the recommendations of the College’s February 2017 Report of the Implementation Committee for the...
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Harvard College USGSO Policy Implementation Announcement

March 1, 2018
Dear Harvard College Students,

I write to update you on how the Office of Student Life (OSL) will implement Harvard's Unrecognized Single-Gender Social Organizations (USGSO) policy. The policy states that "students matriculating in the fall of 2017 and thereafter who become members of USGSOs will not be eligible to hold leadership positions in recognized student organizations or on athletic teams. In addition, such students will not be eligible to receive the Danoff Dean of Harvard College's endorsement for College-administered fellowships." As a reminder, students... Read more about Harvard College USGSO Policy Implementation Announcement